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HKA LAUNCHES INDEPENDENT FACILITATION SERVICE OFFERING IN EUROPE

HKA, one of the world’s leading privately owned, independent providers of consulting, expert and advisory services for the construction, manufacturing, process and technology industries, today announced the launch of its Independent Facilitation service offering to help clients establish and resolve contractual difficulties that have arisen, due to unprecedented circumstances brought about by COVID-19.

The firm is seeing an increasing demand from employers and contractors across the construction and engineering industry wanting to avoid the cost of lengthy disputes due to the impact of the pandemic. The new service will see HKA’s consultants combine expertise in Commercial Management with their capacity as adept independent facilitators. By doing so, they will act as a neutral party, to help resolve complex contractual issues cost effectively and within a shorter timescale between various parties within the supply chain. 

The new service has already been applied with success for clients in the construction industry in the UK and overseas. As well as this demand giving rise to HKA offering this service, its adoption echoes comments made in March 2020, by Lord Burnett, the Lord Chief Justice who encouraged parties to “explore…the possibility for compromise”, pointing out that the COVID-19 lockdown means that the benefits of settling, over litigating, are greater than ever.

Lori Noeth, Director of HKA, said: “Our overarching aim is to help employers and contractors facing such intractable situations find a solution that is palatable to all parties, that can be put in place expeditiously. Our experienced team is able to do this by combining expertise in commercial management, quantum, and delay in concert with objective facilitation.

“During unprecedented times like these, we recognise that employers and contractors have already lost significant amounts of money and time. We have the expertise to help them avoid additional, lengthy and costly proceedings that may stall progress further,” added Lori.


For further information, contact:

Lori Noeth – Director

M: +44 7595 270 745

E: lorinoeth@hka.com

Emyr Evans – Partner

M: +44 7989 982 775

E: emyrevans@hka.com

David Latham – Partner

M: +44 7748 783 205

E: davidlatham@hka.com


ABOUT HKA

HKA is one of the world’s leading privately owned, independent providers of consulting, expert and advisory services for the construction, manufacturing, process and technology industries.

We also have particular experience advising clients on the economic impact of commercial and investment treaty disputes and in forensic accounting matters. In addition, HKA supports companies that conduct business with the US Federal Government, providing them with consulting services on complex government contracting matters.

As trusted independent consultants, experts and advisors, we deliver solutions amid uncertainty, dispute and overrun, and provide the insights that make the best possible outcomes a reality for public and private sector clients worldwide.

HKA has in excess of 1,000 consultants, experts and advisors across 50 offices in 19 countries.

Our overarching aim is to help employers and contractors facing such intractable situations find a solution that is palatable to all parties, that can be put in place expeditiously. Our experienced team is able to do this by combining expertise in commercial management, quantum, and delay in concert with objective facilitation.”
Lori Noeth, Director HKA
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